The Bachelor 2016 could be headed to an explosive finale, with spoilers indicating that Ben Higgins may have broken one of the show’s unwritten rules and could leave open the possibility of changing his mind after the final rose is handed out.
Warning: Bachelor 2016 spoilers ahead.
As this season of the ABC reality show moves toward its conclusion, Bachelor Ben Higgins has whittled the field down to just a few women. It’s been widely reported that his final two will be Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher, and insider Reality Steve has reported that he will ultimately pick Lauren.
But there is still a possibility that Ben may change his mind, with Celeb Dirty Laundry reporting that there’s a video showing Ben breaking an “unwritten rule” by telling both women that he is in love with them before the final rose ceremony. This left both women certain that they would receive the final rose and a proposal from Ben and heartbreak for JoJo when she found out it wasn’t her.
— People Magazine (@people) February 23, 2016
There is still a possibility that Ben Higgins could change his mind, the report noted.
“According to The Bachelor 2016 spoilers, Ben Higgins had a total meltdown right before the final rose ceremony because he didn’t know whether to choose Lauren or Jojo. Eventually he gave his final rose to Lauren and sent Jojo packing. The thing is, when you are in love with someone – it doesn’t just magically go away because you propose to another woman.”
“Could Ben Higgins pull a Jason Mesnick (Season 13) and change his mind after the final rose ceremony and dump Lauren Bushnell to be with Jojo Fletcher? For those of you who don’t recall, Jason famously gave his final rose to Melissa – however after the finale he changed his mind and dumped her and wound up marrying the runner-up Molly. Will Bachelor history repeat itself?”
Ben Higgins is getting some advice from his predecessors about the pressure of making a final pick. This week former Bachelor Sean Lowe shared some insight in a blog post, saying Ben has some difficult times ahead.
While it’s not clear if Sean has any Bachelor 2016 spoilers in mind, his writing noted that making the final decision is nowhere as easy as it appears on television. Lowe noted that it was especially difficult after the finale ended and “the fame really starts to kick in” as the couple makes the rounds in media.
Whoa— One of The Bachelor's final 4 ladies' exes is about to make an appearance… https://t.co/0PtS8kzYs4
— E! Online (@eonline) February 18, 2016
Lowe said with all the attention, it can be difficult to remember to put your fiance first.
“The Bachelor does an incredible job of building storybook romances for both the TV audience and the bachelor himself, but there is a major disconnect that happens once the show is finished airing,” the Season 17 Bachelor wrote on Patheos. “After months of building one man up as the perfect guy (or the perfect Ben), after newfound fame, after winning the adoration of millions of girls watching at home on TV, after dating twenty-five women simultaneously (all of whom will stop at nothing to win your affection), after having genuine heart-felt feelings for multiple women… it all suddenly stops.”
Lowe suggested that Higgins focus on the relationship, noting that “being the bachelor can really mess with your head” as your thrust into an unnatural dating situation. With one man dating so many women at the same time, it can leave the final choice feeling unfulfilled, Lowe added.
It’s not clear if these predictions will go anywhere, but The Bachelor 2016 spoilers point to some drama after Ben Higgins makes his final decision between JoJo Fletcher and Lauren Bushnell.
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